The response of the people in the Divine Liturgy is "Amen." What does it mean and how important is it that the people understand what they are responding to before they can say it? Fr. Thomas Hopko addresses this and more in the latest episode of Worship in Spirit and in Truth.
Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, host of "iSermon" and the priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Canada, celebrates fathers and reminds them of their importance. He encourages dads to take a leadership role in the spiritual lives of their children, as their example will be imitated.
During this election season, Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, reminds us that Orthodoxy has survived and will continue to survive the rise and fall of many different political arrangements. The important things is to pray for our leaders, regardless of where we ourselves stand politically.
On a new "Faith and Philosophy," Clark Carlton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tennessee Tech University, provides a brief overview of modern philosophy and identifies what he considers to be the fundamental philosophical error of modernity.
Guests on the June 17th program were Fr. John Whiteford (ROCOR) and David J. Dunn, PhD, author of the Huffington Post article, “Gay marriage: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective.”
Many Christians see the Old Testament as “the other Testament”—a source of exciting stories to tell the kids, but not very relevant to the Christian life. The Christian Old Testament reveals the Hebrew Scriptures as the essential context of Christianity, as well as a many-layered revelation of Christ Himself. Follow along as Fr. Lawrence Farley explores the Christian significance of every book of the Old Testament.
In this debut episode of the new podcast "Raising Saints," host Elissa Bjeletich, the Sunday School Director at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas, explains that the purpose of her podcast is to present ideas for educating our youth in the Orthodox faith—to identify new ways to talk about ancient Truths.
The Holy Apostle’s fast is upon us. Fasting should not stem from legalism; rather, it is a medicine we choose to take to deepen our communion with God. On a new "Food, Faith, and Fasting," Rita Madden focuses on approaching the fast with a willing heart. She also discusses how joyful fasting can lead to health benefits.
On a new "Speaking the Truth in Love," Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, continues to comment on the events surrounding 9th-century Christianity, concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque.
Fr. Richard Rene, the author of The Edge of Mysterion, published by Conciliar Press, and the priest at St. Aidan Orthodox Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, contends that the predominance of social utilitarianism is responsible for the deterioration of the institution of marriage.
Chaplain Patrick Tutella, the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM), introduces listeners to a special guest with a remarkable story and then provides details about the upcoming OCPM National Convocation that will be taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26-28.
Bobby Maddex interviews Fr. Peter-Michael Preble, the pastor of St. Michael Orthodox Church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, the host of the AFR podcast "Shepherd of Souls," and the author of a new book from Regina Orthodox Press titled Listening to the Heartbeat of God: How to Enter Into the Ancient Orthodox Life of Prayer.